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Cape town
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Great peaceful location.this a great place for a romantic weekend or to take the family away.rooms are neat and tidy but attention and detail to cleaning needs to improve for cost of stay.worth a visit.

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EbenOdendaal, General Manager at Old Mac Daddy, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write us your feedback regarding your recent stay at Old Mac Daddy. Wit regards to our trailers, we are in the process of doing much needed maintenance on them and to make sure each accommodation unit looks fresh and maintained. We have also started with some department training to ensure our standards...

Cape Town
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Amazing views and the beach area is fab but the sleeping areas in the caravans need to be refurbished. They are looking very tatty and uncared for and need some maintenance. The restaurant could do with a slightly bigger menu also. Apart from this a great experience.

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Hi Jude, Thank you for taking the time to write us your feedback regarding your recent stay at Old Mac Daddy. Wit regards to our trailers, we are in the process of doing much needed maintenance on them and to make sure each accommodation unit looks fresh and maintained. I will inform our restaurant regarding adding more meals to our...

Cape Town
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Absolute gem. Hidden away in the beautiful Elgin Valley, with great views, Old MacDaddy provides a brilliant retreat that is only an hour away from Cape Town central. The staff are very friendly and personable, and the menu for dinner has something for everyone. Thoroughly enjoyable and great with the kids or couples looking for a break with a difference....

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Hi, Wow, thanks for your great review regarding your recent stay at Old Mac Daddy. We are so happy to hear you found our staff friendly and helpful and that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcome you back soon! Kind Regards Eben Odendaal & The Old Mac Team! :)

Alberton, South Africa
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Even though we only stayed at Old Mac Daddy for one night (two days), it was a place that I can truthfully say, I look forward to going back to. The setting is breathtaking, the rooms are stunning and there are activities for the whole family.

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Hi Tyrone, Thank you very much for your great review regarding your recent stay at Old Mac Daddy. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful views of Elgin Valley. We will be adding some awesome new activities in 2017. Hope to see you back soon. Kind Regards Eben Odendaal & The Old Mac Team! :)

Jhb
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We loved the venue but felt that there is a lack of management and overall customer service. The restaurant was the most disappointing, very long wait for average food and not always getting what we ordered. Breakfasts were the worst as there was never enough food and we ended up eating very little... I think the owners need to focus...

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EbenOdendaal, General Manager at Old Mac Daddy, responded to this review

Hi Warrick, Thank you very much for your valuable feedback regarding your recent visit to The Barn @ Old Mac Daddy. We really appreciate your comments and we are looking into all of this to make sure we provide our guests and visitors with only the best experience when visiting Old Mac Daddy. We really hope to welcome you back...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 11 January 2017

A lovely resort in the mountains. Great views, Great accommodation. Friendly staff. Owner engages with this guests which is great & definitely good for business. Would appreciate more halaal meal options.

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Hi Tasneem, Thank you very much for taking the time tor write us your great review regarding your recent stay at Old Mac Daddy. We are so happy to hear you found Old Mac great with friendly staff. We are looking into the fact that we can stock some awesome Halaal options in the restaurant. We look forward to welcome...

Bloemfontein
Reviewed 10 January 2017

please check the bar/bucket chairs in the lounge area. there are two steel points sticking out that can be dangerous to kids (ons actually made a hole in my demins- oops). otherwise very happy with the service!

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Hi Mitzin, Thanks for your review regarding your recent stay at Old Mac Daddy. We value your feedback regarding the steel points sticking out on the bucket chairs and we have corrected this to make sure it is safe for anyone to use. We are glad you were happy with the service at Old Mac Daddy. We hope to welcome...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

It's Saturday night 9.10 pm and the restaurant is closed,to be fair so are two restaurants in the valley we tried before. Grudgingly pizza was offered , the bases of which I am pretty sure are frozen ( not necessarily a disaster) , but gives a clue to the expectations one should have. The pizza's honestly were really not great...

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Hi Charlie, Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feedback regarding your visit to Old Mac Daddy. I would like to apologize for any inconvenience that may have been caused and I can assure you that we have looked into this. We really hope to welcome you back soon to Old Mac. Kind Regards Eben...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The service was below average. They really need to improve in this area. The location is superb, with beautiful views and fantastic amenities. The rooms are nice & clean and the beds are very comfortable. Highly recommended.

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Hi Tony, Thank you very much for your great review regarding your recent stay at Old Mac Daddy. We are happy to hear you found Old Mac interesting and enjoyed the beautiful Elgin Valley. We look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Eben Odendaal & The Old Mac Team! :)

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We stayed at Old Mac Daddy's by accident having no luck at another spot and how we wished we had stayed longer. The caravans are something different yet comfortable and located in such a way that you still felt private. The food was awesome and there is so much for the kids to do. Our only regret was not staying...

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Hi Moira, Thank you very much for your great review regarding your recent stay at Old Mac Daddy. We are happy to hear you found Old Mac interesting and enjoyed the beautiful Elgin Valley. We look forward to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Eben Odendaal & The Old Mac Team! :)

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Part wholesome caravan park, part designer farm lodge, Old Mac Daddy Trailer Hotel is a new chapter in adventure, escapism and pure relaxation. Set on the pine-whispering slopes of a beautiful corner of the Elgin Valley, Old Mac Daddy is a collection of vintage Airstream Trailer Suites, each designed by an artist, designer or creative living and working in Cape Town. Fully catered and serviced; Old Mac Daddy offers trailer units with themed bedrooms and earth-friendly living spaces. A big designer barn is the communal area where all meals are served. Visit the Grolsch bar or take a dip in the swimming pool, explore the area or just relax. TRAILER SUITES Old Mac Daddy consists of ten trailer suites, two lake-side units and a family farm house - Daddy’s Villa. Each of our trailer suites is a world of its own. The Airstreams themselves have been transformed into bespoke bedrooms; each with its own theme, style and feeling from the magical to the quirky and a whole range of delicate and wonderful things in between. All but the lakeside suites, have additional living areas and decks, which allow for light-filled lounging (or use it as a kids bedroom) and time out. An en-suite bathroom with shower adds luxury to the experience making it a camping holiday like no other. Heated in winter, cooled in summer and cleverly insulated throughout, you will be sleeping way past the first cock-a-doodle-doo! THE BARN, RESTAURANT AND GROLSCH BARThis barn is more of an off-piste designer ski-lodge (without the snow, of course) boasting dramatic agrarian vistas and a vibe that says poolside in summer, fireside in winter. The indoor-outdoor Barn is where guests can enjoy healthy, wholesome meals, and treats throughout the day. Chef Siya Mnguni and restaurateur Gordon Manuel have composed a kitchen vision that centres around fresh, local ingredients and big appetites. Grolsch, the premium Dutch beer behind the sleek, magnetic Airstream, is also the creative force behind the world-class bar at the heart of the park. The large 13-metre bar makes a bold statement with its size and striking finishes. One of only a few to offer Grolsch draught, the bar is fitted with a stainless steel tap imported from Europe. Old Mac Daddy welcomes small people with an indoor-outdoor play area and a daily kiddies meal. Parents must take heed however that a pool and natural, unfenced lakes are a part of this landscape and children should be watched at all times. CONFERENCING & CELEBRATIONSA brilliant venue for conferences, meetings, pow-wows, retreats, celebrations and weddings – Old Mac Daddy can be rented entirely for functions or partially for meetings. A boardroom/conference area is located on the property (seats 20). Wireless broadband is available for those needing to get some work done. WHO IS IT FOR?Old Mac Daddy is for anyone who needs a break from the city. Anyone who wants to breathe fresh air, have apple juice run down their chin and swim in the farm dam and spend star-shot nights melting marshmallows over the fire. It’s for anyone who loves to take brisk walks in winter and then curl up in front of a cosy fire. Old Mac Daddy is for everyone. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Old Mac Daddy

Address: 112 Valley Road | Grabouw, 7160, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District
Price Range: $115 - $302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Old Mac Daddy 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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